Our Services

Ear, Nose and Throat physicians, also known as Otolaryngologists, provide medical and surgical treatment for disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck in both children and adults. Diseases of these areas can affect the sense of smell and taste, the ability to speak and swallow, and the ability to hear and breathe. When any of these functions are impaired, it can have a huge impact on quality of life and health. The Division of ENT at VMC treats a wide range of disorders, from simple to severe. Medical treatment may be offered, without surgery, and is often successful. When needed, SCVMC’s ENT specialists can provide advanced and delicate surgical procedures to restore or preserve function, for both benign and cancerous conditions.​



Treatment of both common and more unusual pediatric ENT problems, from birth onwards.


Treatment of conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in both adults and children. 


Treatment of diseases of the external, middle and inner ear. 


Treatment of basic and complex diseases of the nose, sinuses, and skull base with both medicine and surgery.


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Otolaryngology Division cares for all ear, nose, and throat conditions, with excellent outcomes for both surgical and non-surgical treatments.  A variety of advanced treatment options are offered, including: 


  • Treatment of facial fractures including nose, mandible and orbit
  • Treatment of open head and neck injury, including tracheal and laryngeal injury, complex soft tissue injury
  • Airway management for trauma and burn patients


  • Evaluation and treatment of hearing loss
  • Medical and surgical treatment of ear and mastoid infections, including tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy
  • Surgical treatment for hearing loss related to middle ear disorders, including stapedectomy and ossicular chain reconstruction
  • Evaluation of tinnitus and balance disorders
  • Evaluation of facial nerve disorders

Rhinology and Skull base

  • Medical and surgical treatment of sinusitis including routine and advanced/revision endoscopic sinus surgery, and complex frontal sinus disease
  • Management of nasal polyposis
  • Treatment of nasal obstruction including septal reconstruction, turbinate reduction, and functional rhinoplasty
  • Collaboration with neurosurgery for treatment of pituitary tumors, skull base tumors
  • Evaluation and treatment of disorders of the sense of smell

Cancer of the head and neck

  • Comprehensive treatment of cancers including tongue, pharynx, larynx, nasopharynx
  • Surgical management of lymph node metastasis
  • Collaboration with medical oncology and radiation oncology
  • Local flap reconstruction and free flap reconstruction (the latter in conjunction with plastic/reconstructive surgery)

Treatment of Salivary Gland disease

  • Sialoadenitis and sialolithiasis (infections of salivary glands)
  • Ranula, salivary cysts
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the parotid and other salivary glands

Pediatric ENT

  • Evaluation and treatment for snoring and sleep apnea
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsil and adenoid surgery
  • Pediatric speech and voice problems
  • Evaluation of hearing loss
  • Treatment of recurrent ear infection
  • External ear reconstruction (microtia)
  • Nasal obstruction and sinusitis
  • Treatment of congenital neck masses and cysts, such as thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft cysts, preauricular cysts
  • Treatment of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
  • Stridor, noisy breathing, laryngomalacia
  • Tracheotomy
  • Foreign body of ear, nose and upper aerodigestive tract including tracheobronchial foreign body


  • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, hoarseness and dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Treatment for laryngeal paralysis
  • Treatment for airway issues including laryngeal framework surgery, removal of vocal cord lesions and tracheostomy

Thyroid and parathyroid

  • High-volume surgical expertise (>100 cases/year), with excellent outcomes
  • Most surgeries are outpatient, with safe same-day discharge
  • Collaboration with endocrinology providers
  • Thyroid surgery for goiter including substernal goiter
  • Thyroid surgery for benign and malignant thyroid nodules
  • Central and lateral neck dissection as required for metastatic cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Surgical treatment for hyperthyroidism/Grave’s disease
  • Surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Surgical treatment for hyperparathyroidism in renal failure patients


  • Newborn hearing screen
  • Pediatric diagnostic audiology

Acupuncture for ENT-related conditions​